Dean of the Faculty



Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion

The Religion department at Reed College invites applications for two full-time, two-year appointments for Visiting Assistant Professors, to commence August, 2023. We prefer scholars trained in religious studies whose research engages one of three desired domains: 1) climate change and environment; 2) comparative race and ethnicity; 3) science and medicine. We are open to scholars with the relevant linguistic training who specialize in any religious tradition, historical period, or geographical complex. Candidates must have successful college-level teaching experience and an ambitious research program. They must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. 

Located in Portland, Oregon, Reed is a liberal arts college with approximately 1500 students that offers a demanding academic program to bright and dedicated undergraduates. Reed College is on the semester system with a teaching load of five courses per year, plus senior thesis advising. Details about the Religion Department at Reed can be found at

Interested candidates should submit the following documents through Interfolio at cover letter, teaching statement, CV, names of three confidential recommenders (full recommendation letters will be solicited at a later stage), and at least one sample syllabus. The cover letter should address how the applicant’s teaching and scholarship are suited to the liberal arts college environment, and share experiences with academic mentoring. Reed College is a community that believes that diversity and inclusive educational practices are essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your teaching statement, please also discuss the ways in which your work (teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or service) at Reed will support the college's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as articulated in the College's diversity and anti-racism statements

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Application review will begin November 1, 2022; we plan to conduct initial interviews by Zoom in early December. Search inquiries may be addressed to


Deadline: Application review will begin November 1, 2022